One Girl’s New Chapter

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We’ve come a long way since One Girl was just an idea in the minds of co-founders David Dixon and Chantelle Baxter. We’ve raised awareness of the challenges faced by girls and women in Sierra Leone and beyond, and made real differences in their lives. After five years at One Girl, co-founder and co-CEO David Dixon has decided it is time to move on from his role onto new challenges. David has been instrumental in the creation of One Girl and especially active in setting up our programs on the ground in Sierra Leone. David’s resilience, tenacity, hard work and…

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Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone : What we’re doing and how you can help

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It’s been a couple of months now since our last update on Ebola. Since then the outbreak has spread further and deeper throughout West Africa. The deadly virus is now in 5 countries: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just released updated numbers of confirmed and suspected cases up to almost 5,000 – with just over 2,400 deaths. About a third of these have occurred in Sierra Leone. The Ebola outbreak has had devastating effects on the country, as well as the entire West African region – and it’s not slowing down. Things are…

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Books are #StrongerThan Bullets: Why Malala Day matters

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Today much of the world is celebrating July 14 as Malala Day. It coincides with Malala Yousafzai’s birthday 2 days earlier – this year she turns 17. In her young life, Malala has become a powerful leader and inspiration for a global movement, not only for girls’ education, but education for all. She’s a courageous advocate, speaker, author, and a living example of how education can transform not just individual lives – but whole societies. But Malala Day is more than just a celebration of one person’s life and fight – it’s a chance for us to lend our voices and take action…

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How can I help?

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It’s a question we get asked all too often, and it comes in many different shapes and sizes. “How can I help?” “Let me know what you need.” “I would like to get involved!” “I’ve got some time now and want to volunteer my time.” “What would be the best way for me to make a difference?” “What can I do?” “I’ve got x y & z skills, and I’d like to support One Girl’s work!” Firstly? This is awesome. We know there are so many passionate people out there who maybe aren’t getting that ‘fire in the belly’ feeling…

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Working for charities and the myth of altruism

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You’re not just here “to make a difference” – and that’s OKAY! Here’s a controversial statement for you: “No one works for a charity out of the goodness of their own heart.” Does that sound outrageous to you, or do you agree? Usually the first thing people say when I tell them that I work for a charity is just how great a person I must be to be in this ‘noble’ line of work. And while the polite (and socially acceptable) thing might be to smile, look humble, and say thank you – what I REALLY want to say is, Nope….

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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The deadliest disease on Earth is now in Sierra Leone

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The first time I heard about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was right before I went to Africa for the first time in 2008. I was at one of my best friend’s house saying my goodbyes, and the conversation went a little something like this: Friend: I hope you don’t get Ebola. Me: What’s Ebola? Friend: You know the movie Outbreak? Me: The one with the monkeys? Friend: Yeah, that’s Ebola. Me: Oh. After recovering from my shock in realising that the 1995 movie Outbreak was actually based on a real disease, I went home and googled Ebola. Thankfully at…

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